Booth Space Ramped up for fall!

Stop by the space at the Fleetwood Antique Mall (Hours WED-SUN 10am-6pm) featuring the newly paired chrome dining set!  It is super adorable!  I spent a few hours yesterday at the mall swapping things out and adding a bunch of new and delicious items!  2 gorgeous ceramic Christmas trees that have been restored and a ready for a holiday display to call their own, retro kitchen items like a chrome cake plate and fun stacking aluminum canister set plus some linen items....the perfect holiday table cloth for that table and a great red and white gingham apron which fits my plus size!  You know and I know that plus size vintage is always a treat to find!  I also added 2 great pieces of vintage luggage!  Whether you repurpose them, display or use them as intended, I only buy this stuff if it does not stink like grandma so rest assured, their condition is usable.  If you are interested in the table set, please reach out as I would gladly deliver or meet up if you are in the region.  It is one service I offer that many others do not!  Scroll through the gallery below for a sneak peek!

I am at this point in time finding myself with a little breathing room as I just found home for MANY larger inventory items over the last few weeks.  Yea!  Organizing my garage and inventory areas so that going into the holidays and winter I am in a good place.  I have fabric on order from Joybird and will be starting to work on getting the Brasilia chair set I have ready to sell.  If you are in the market for a chair set with gorgeous turquoise seats....let me know!  I ordered PURE WATER, which will look fabulous with the deep walnut finish.  I have lots of restoration work to do on the chairs so will be getting started on that before the fabric shows up.  Do not forget that I have a trade relationship with Joybird!  I am able to buy things at a discount but would gladly be your liason if you plan to place an order with them.  The more items that I sell, the deeper discounts I can earn and I was told they can still work out the 12 months no interest financing for you if you go through me!  They just revamped their trade deal and I am doing very well on the fabric now!  They do require 5 yards minimum, so if you find yourself in need, maybe I can help you out there by buying and selling you off what you need.  Definitely keep me in mind for that.  I use lots of fabrics to recover seats so I would definitely be willing to do this. 

Looking FORWARD........I have purchased some small gifts to do a BLACK FRIDAY PROMO!  Look for an announcement via social media and blog closer to the big day.  I am excited to be able to score some goodies from my wholesaler, Primitives By Kathy, to make this happen.  I enjoy their offerings although many do not fit my business scope or price points but these gave me a great idea!  If you ever poke around on their page and see something you can't live without, please let me know as I am only an hour from their warehouse and visit every few months to buy.  I can buy anything in their catalog!  With that said, DO NOT forget I am also listing some of these items in the ebay shop!  I am having a steady stream of sales there and plan on listing more but still trying to get off new account restrictions.  I think I have 6 sales left to reach that goal.  If you are out of the area, please pop over and check out some of these great NEW WITH TAGS items that make great gifts! 

We are about a week out from the fall Antique Extravaganza that comes to Kutztown and Adamstown 3 times a year.  If you come shopping, please remember my mall is just south of Kutztown on route 222 (1/2 hour north from Adamstown and generally priced lower)!  Reach out if you need any tips on the area!  I will be glad to share my shopping spots with you.  And you can PICK UP ANY ITEM in my online inventory at the mall, please reach out a few days before you are in the area and I will make sure it is there for you.  Ideally, I would love to meet up with you if my schedule allows.  Please reach out!  I love working with my customers face to face and the mall space has really allowed me to do that!  NEW ITEMS ARE BEING LISTED ON ETSY ALMOST DAILY as I try to get through my backlog of inventory I have been collecting all summer and ramping up for the holiday season!  CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY and follow my social media!

Thanks as always, for caring about what I do and following me on this journey!  xo Malissa

Some items in the ebay shop right now.....

Shopping and something new to restore!

Fall is getting underway, even though we are still battling unbelievably hot and humid temps here in PA!  I have been finding lots of goodies and am slowly trying to get things researched, cleaned, and listed in preparation for the busy holiday season.  In the mean time, I have been packing, shipping and delivering lots of cool things for folks!  Things are on the move now so if you are keeping an eye on my something in my shop, now is the time to commit!  Some of my last few items were sold to friends and I THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support!  I can tell you I now have a forest of CERAMIC CHRISTMAS TREES in the process of being touched up and repaired.  I plan on taking a few to my booth space to sell locally, but if you are looking for one, reach out and I can send you pics of what I have.  I just love them!  They make great heirlooms to pass down as well.  I sold 3 or so last season and they really are just great to have for your holiday decorating, in small spaces or in the office! 

Great chrome kitchen set!  That is RIGHT!  I found the perfect table to go with the atomic Dixie kitchen chairs I have!  Now they make the perfect little dinette set for a retro kitchen and feature dusty blue atomic print on the chairs, grey cracked ice formica top and lots of chrome.  If you are in the market for a dining set for a smaller space, this one is adorable.  The table also features 2 end leaves that store internally on spring loaded hinges.  A little bit shabby, this set can be used in any retro kitchen area, 50s theme or even shabby chic and farmhouse.  I consider myself more of a purist, but you do not have to be to work this stuff into your home! 

Restorations coming!  I am really trying to get through and list as much as I can so it is ready for the holiday shoppers.  That also includes working through a stash of items I need to restore.  I just ordered 5 yards of PURE WATER from Joybird which I plan on using on the Broyhill Brasilia chairs I have.  They need a bunch of structural work but I want to get them listed soon as many will be looking for chairs for their holiday tables!  Turquoise and Walnut is a divine combination!  I still have more Heywood tables to do and hope my life quiets down just a little so I can get through them!  Never enough hours in the day!  I also just picked up a super fabulous Eames fiberglass shell which I have determined to be a 2nd generation Zenith in the color Greige.  I am super stoked to tackle this and have just ordered the rocker base from modernconscience.com in black powder coat finish with walnut rockers.  I cannot wait to put it together and work some magic on the fiberglass.   If this goes well, I will definitely keep my eyes peeled for more shells.  Herman Miller is not the easiest to find in our area but this chair is such an icon and it is so cool to be able to bring this back and much improved.  It originally had an X base, which is common for a Zenith production piece.  There is one tiny crack on the edge of the fiberglass so I hope to be able to reinforce it as to not deteriorate any further.  Keep your eyes on the blog as I will definitely be writing about this process.  The chair will be living with me.....at least for the time being.  It is small enough, I hope to fit it in my living room.  My house is full of projects so much more fun to come. 

I am loving the walnut legs with this GREIGE seat and cannot wait to see them in person.  Greige is a made up word, or Portmanteau.  A hybrid of Grey and Beige.  Apparently this color type is picked as THE HOT paint and decorator color for 2017!  As always, I somehow find myself on the cutting edge of design totally by accident!

I am loving the walnut legs with this GREIGE seat and cannot wait to see them in person.  Greige is a made up word, or Portmanteau.  A hybrid of Grey and Beige.  Apparently this color type is picked as THE HOT paint and decorator color for 2017!  As always, I somehow find myself on the cutting edge of design totally by accident!

Expect a total revamp of the booth space in the coming weeks.  I'd love to work the chrome table set into it for the holidays.  I also have been picking up some fun kitchen items I'd like to feature in a fun little display. 

Bruno Mankowski update.  I added one of Mr Mankowski's bronze medals to my now collection.  Is it very heavy for a little thing and just gorgeous!  I am officially a collector of his work!  This medal features Asa Gray, a botanist.  Have a look!  Thanks, as always, for giving my blog a read!  I do get feedback from my readers and I am glad you are enjoying! xo Malissa

Coming up for air, but still adding things to the inventory.

The Christmas rush has started!  My small items are moving out the door!  Pyrex sets, holiday decor....it's going!  This is very exciting and I am still trying to get everything out the door in 24 hours or less.  I will be stressing about last minute shipments and I can tell you UPS STANDARD will get things to NYC in one day.  But do not push your luck!  I would gladly upgrade your shipping but you need to reach out to me so I can quote it for you!  Anything going by bus really needs to get out this weekend to have a chance of making it.  I can tell you my NYC bus shipment usually arrive in Port Authority the next day after I ship, but with holiday travel, we cannot assume anything at this point. 

NEWS

If you have been to any of the shops or the web site this week, you may have noticed I have commissioned a new logo! 

Also on the move is the new Chairish shop!  I am up 6 listings, approved and live!  I am hoping to reach a new market of designers and collectors and am looking forward to my first sale and going through the process.  I will be cross listing pieces in the shops and prices will vary accordingly.     

MadModWorldVintage Shop on Chairish

I continue to tweak things on the web page and hope everyone finds it helpful and easy to use.  There are a few things that bother me and I will continue to tweak! I am all set up for commerce and am limited in what I can have listed, so will keep the web direct deals to items that do not fit etsy's strict criteria.  I have some new vintage themed items for sale!  They will make great stocking stuffers!  Also, I picked up a fabulous set of T-Vac chairs by Ron Arad for Vitra.  Only designed in 1999, these are too new for etsy. Ron Arad is a London based Architect and Designer who has been dubbed the hottest of our modern designers.  I thought these were definitely in line with my offerings and scooped them up! Buy direct for best price! 

Set of 4 Tom Vac Chairs by Ron Arad.....SEXY!  Click to visit the listing and BUY DIRECT!

Set of 4 Tom Vac Chairs by Ron Arad.....SEXY!  Click to visit the listing and BUY DIRECT!

Also new this week are a SUPER set of 7 Lane Perception dining chairs!  They are an awesome Danish inspired style, but with all the great construction of American made era furniture.  The seats are very large, everything is super sturdy and these lived their whole lives to date with one family who raised 11 children!  I have update with new vinyl seats, tended to some finish issues ending with some new lacquer and glued up some weak joints.  They are ready to ship and will look great around any walnut table.  Please check out the Perception line if you are unfamiliar.  Designed by Warren Church, this line incorporates a sleek Danish style and these seats and some of the tables incorporate a floating look.  Drawer faces feature woven cane.  It truly is a nice line and is very collectable as many of the era Lane pieces are.  They are fairly easy to find and pricing is reasonable. 

Super 7 piece set of Lane Perception dining chairs restored!

Super 7 piece set of Lane Perception dining chairs restored!

Next up.....freshly picked!  Check out these cuties!  The ever popular Carter Brothers Series 200 Scoop chair and a great sturdy slat bench!  They are both in great vintage condition with appropriate wear.  Both will make a great accent to any space. 

Carter Brothers Series 200 Scoop Chair features bent ply seat.  Very low and sexy!  Awesome avocado green vinyl upholstery!

Carter Brothers Series 200 Scoop Chair features bent ply seat.  Very low and sexy!  Awesome avocado green vinyl upholstery!

Awesome sturdy mid century slat bench!  IDing these things is near impossible.  Not marked.  MUCH sturdier than the last one I had so definitely a better brand. 

Awesome sturdy mid century slat bench!  IDing these things is near impossible.  Not marked.  MUCH sturdier than the last one I had so definitely a better brand. 

Thanks for much for signing up for my mailing list!  I appreciate you guys following along with my endeavors!  Hope you all have a fabulous holiday and please reach out if you need a last minute gift!  Don't forget the Franciscan Starburst items I have for sale right on the web site!  I do have some exciting plans for this spring and I will wait to unveil them until official.  In the mean time, your support is helping me reach my goals of saving MCM!  Have a super holiday!!!!! xo Malissa

 

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